What Is Infertility?

Infertility is the inability to conceive a baby naturally despite having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse for an extended period. This is typically one year for individuals under 35 and six months for those over 35. It can affect both men and women and can be caused by factors such as reproductive system disorders, age-related issues, or lifestyle factors.

How Is the Cause of Infertility Diagnosed?

Diagnosing the cause of this condition involves a series of tests and a health history evaluation conducted by a fertility specialist. A physical exam will be conducted, and blood tests will be ordered to assess hormone levels.

It may also involve imaging tests such as an ultrasound to examine the reproductive organs, semen analysis for men, and ovulation tracking for women. Additional tests may be required based on individual circumstances to identify the underlying causes of infertility accurately.

What Are Common Infertility Treatment Options?

Your treatment options depend on factors such as the cause of infertility. Your specialist will develop a customized plan for you, which may include the following and / or other options:

  • Medications to stimulate ovulation or regulate hormonal imbalances
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI), which involves placing sperm directly into the uterus during ovulation
  • In-vitro fertilization (IVF), where eggs are fertilized by sperm outside the body and implanted into the uterus
  • Surgery to correct anatomical issues or remove blockages in the reproductive system

Where Can I Find Comprehensive, Personalized Care for Infertility in Silver Spring or Laurel?

Capital Women’s Care offers personalized infertility services from a team of experienced specialists, and we offer cutting-edge diagnostic technologies, as well as a comprehensive range of tailored treatments for your unique needs.

Our providers at the practice prioritizes patient comfort, support, and education throughout the fertility journey, ensuring that you receive the quality care you deserve every step of the way. Call 301-259-5695 to become a new patient and book an appointment in our Silver Spring office or 301-304-1830 for our Laurel office!